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The ideal goal is to make it a real reflection of what is going on right now. As far as video quality goes, we will just make due with what we have to work with. As far as audio quality goes, the less background noise the better.

I will have a bunch of questions that take the viewer through a timeline of business creation to where you want to be in the future. If you can answer them in quiet environment, everything should work well. I can also have some of the dialogue used over some shots of you outside mowing or doing other things.

There won't be any pay involved and I will have some release that can be signed to deal with all that. I just want to keep this simple, entertaining, and educational as well.

I know there are some members that would love to take part and share their story and I think this would be a great way to do it. We ultimately only need a few members to take part and this will turn out fantastic. I think it will be inspiring to create and inspiring to watch. This project is open to everyone, whether you are just getting started or have been in the business for a while. No matter where you are with your business, your thoughts, experienced, and insights are uniquely yours and will be fantastic to watch.

Let me get these questions on here so if anyone has any ideas on how to improve it or cover something I didn't cover, we can do that. These are the questions you could set your video camera up to record you as you answer them. Hopefully somewhere with little to no background noise or music.

Questions to answer: (click the link to answer to question)

1. People want to see you get by, but not by them. Before you got your business started, did you have to deal with any friction, negativity, or problems from others you had tried to bounce your business ideas off of? How did that effect your business development process?

2. Getting started. What steps did you take to get started? Which did you find were easy and which were difficult?

3. What equipment were you using early on? Do you have any pictures of it you can include? What have you since changed with your equipment and why?

4. Your first customers. How did you get them and how did they work out for you?

5. What were some of your early set backs and how did you get passed them?

6. What kinds of costs did you have getting started? Looking back now, could you have handle it in a better way? If so, how?

7. What was the point where you felt your business was going to work?

8. Why did you get your business started? Was there any personal history or background to it?

9. Do you feel you have made it yet? What do you feel defines that and how will you or do you know when you reach that point?

10. How have competitors effected you? Did they play any dirty tricks on you and how did you overcome it?

11. How did you make the transition from full time employee to full time business owner?

12. How did your marketing change over time?

13. What is your worst customer story? How was it resolved and what did you learn from it?

14. Looking back now, what would you have done differently so far with your business?

15. What are some of the biggest mistakes you see other start ups make and what should they do differently?

16. Where do you see yourself in a year, 5, or 10?

17. Do you have any funny or interesting stories you have experienced through your business?
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